December 3, 2010

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Ag Leader has added a new mid-level navigation receiver and a handheld computer with a built-in camera and larger screen to its product lineup. It also has upgraded the functionality of its Integra display to enable it to drive the OnTrac2 assisted steering system and serve as a virtual terminal for ISOBUS-compliant implements.

The GPS 2500 all-in-one antenna and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) receiver features a dual-frequency receiver and the capability to receive WAAS/EGNOS, OmniStar XP/HP/VBS and GLONASS satellite signals. It also supports e-Dif for areas where other differential signals aren’t available. 

“Providing the option for OmniStar differential correction makes the GPS 2500 an affordable receiver option that can still provide a high level of accuracy in the field,” says Matt Leinen, GPS and guidance product manager.

The list price of the magnetic-mounted receiver/antenna is $3,495. The GLONASS unlock is $1,750. The GPS 2500 complements Ag Leader’s entry-level GPS 1500 receiver, which lists for $995, and its RTK-capable Paradyme receiver, which lists for $8,885.

The Mesa Rugged Notepad (shown above) features a 5.7-in. sunlight-readable screen. That’s more than 50% larger than the 3.5-in. screen on its predecessor, the SMS Mobile Field PC. The waterproof, impact-resistant notepad has a built-in camera and GPS, as well as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technology. It comes with two batteries, which provide a run time of up to 16 hrs.

It uses the Windows Mobile 6.5.3 operating system. This provides “a streamlined, more responsive interface that is very finger friendly,” says Director of Software Solutions Corey Weddle. The list price of the Mesa Rugged Notepad is $3,995.

The Integra display software update that added OnTrac2 and ISO 11783 (ISOBUS) virtual terminal capabilities is free.

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